For the 2021–2022 academic year, all students who do not qualify for an individual medical or religious exemption are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. With this policy in place, the College is conducting surveillance testing of unvaccinated students and diagnostic testing for symptomatic students. Kenyon publishes COVID-19 case data every Monday, or more frequently as conditions require it.

Current Campus Condition: Activity Level 2

Variable Students Employees
Active cases 32 3
Total cases 189 24
Vaccinated 98% fully vaccinated
.5% in process toward vaccination
83% fully vaccinated

Updated Oct. 12, 2021, at 10:15 a.m.

Current Campus Condition: Activity Level 2

Level 2 indicates a somewhat higher risk of infection on campus, and additional community health precautions are required in order to ensure that we protect our capacity to care for students and limit the spread of the virus.

Fall 2021 Guidelines

As of Sept. 15, Kenyon adjusted guidelines to respond to evolving COVID-19 conditions. Read COVID-19 Steering Committee Chair Drew Kerkhoff's message to the Kenyon community regarding these updated guidelines. Answers to frequently asked questions are also available.

COVID-19 Steering Committee Membership

  • Drew Kerkhoff, Chair — Professor of Biology and Associate Provost
  • Chris Smith — Director of the Cox Health and Counseling Center
  • Sean Decatur — President
  • Jeff Bowman — Provost
  • Todd Burson — Vice President for Finance
  • Celestino Limas — Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Janet Lape Marsden — Vice President for Communications
  • Susan Morse — Chief of Staff
  • Ian Smith — Vice President for Operations

2020-21 Academic Year

During the 2020–21 academic year, Kenyon administered more than 21,500 COVID-19 tests and recorded fewer than 90 cases among students in residence and employees. This low rate of transmission is a testament to students’ and employees’ collective commitment to safeguarding the health and well-being of the Kenyon community.